Movies like Machete

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Machete (2010)
 6.6
 181K
Machete (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
Style: stylized, dark humor, brutal, harsh, humorous, exciting, rough, offbeat, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, sniper, machete, immigrants, betrayal, racist, racial slur, gunfight, political corruption, machismo, nurse, senator, priest, female murderer, freedom fighter, brutality, justice, stylish, vigilantism, stereotypes, mercenary, dark hero, drugs, gangsters, president ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, mexico

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Most similar movies to Machete

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, realistic and rough films with plots about betrayal, blood, brutality, violence, murder, shot to death and revenge mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Machete: Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Shoot 'Em Up (2007), The Equalizer (2014), Bullet to the Head (2012), John Wick (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 69K
Machete Kills (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to ...
Style: stylized, not serious, brutal, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, machete, mercenary, nuclear threat, gory, heroic mission, deadly, machismo, hotshot hero, tough heroes, save the world, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, texas, washington d.c., arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, drug lord, small town, corruption, hitman, assassination attempt, vengeance, deadly weapon, gunfight, gangster, murder, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 139K
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.
Style: exciting, dark humor, sexy, bloody, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, lone wolves, violence, protector, gunfight, chase, baby, heavy metal, corruption, torture, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 297K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilante, gunfight, corruption, tough heroes, righting the wronged, vigilantism, organized crime, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, violence, heroes, partners, tough heroes, crimes, danger, vigilantism, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 422K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, one man army, gangsters, criminal's revenge, dark hero, righteous rage, russian mafia, murder, violence spree, crimes, widower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 158K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous attraction, hitman, drug lord, loss of loved one, revenge, brutality, tragic hero, musician, lone hero, crime, gangsters, gory ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.0
 103K
The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, realistic, epic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, warrior, martial arts, organized crime, gunfight, police corruption, violence, gangsters, mob boss, convict, death, gang war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 59K
El Mariachi (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi ...
Style: stylized, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, hitman, small town, musician, on the run, singer, loss of loved one, drug lord, danger, crime, gangsters, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
 3K
A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: martial arts, one man army, deadly, save the day, crimes, rivalry, danger, gang, heroes, gangsters, gory, warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, secret agents, undercover, danger, save the day, agent, heroes, spy, law enforcement, dishonesty, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 7K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, human trafficking, sex slavery, crime, tough law enforcer, gangsters, master criminal, rivalry, vengeance, tough heroes, police investigation, sex slave ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, usa, bangkok thailand, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 117K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, rescue, secret service, mentor, hostage, mercenary, violence, ex military, desert, secret society, assassination ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, mexico, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, hitman, crimes, violence spree, chases and races, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, bullet, uzi, home invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, europe, prague czech republic, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 5K
Kite (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the groundbreaking, cult classic anime, KITE tells the story of Sawa, a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa's mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, vengeance, drugs/alcohol, young heroes, vigilantism, girls with guns, tough girl, haunted by the past, organized crime, female killer, betrayal, kidnapping ...
Time: near future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 5K
Shining Moon (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to ...
Style: suspense, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, chase, vengeance, revenge, cia, crimes, state affairs, manhunt, double agent, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 55K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: rough, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, brutality, police investigation, strip club, swat team, drug addict, hostage, bribe, crime scene, drug cartel, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, georgia, atlanta georgia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 2K
Truck Turner (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ex-football star turned skip-tracer, Turner specializes in bringing in the criminals police are too scared to chase, and when he's hired to capture sociopathic pimp Gator, he finds himself confronted by the most vicious killers in the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, vengeance, bail bondsman, revenge, organized crime, law enforcement, tough heroes, rivalry, heroes, partners, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 104K
Parker (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, robbery, crime, betrayal, jewel robbery, cons and scams, fight scenes, thief, money, blood, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, chicago illinois, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 95K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, organized crime, chase, mafia, protector, gunfight, on the run, kidnapping, fist fighting, gangsters, car chase, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 42K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, vengeance, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, fighting crime, danger, tough heroes, crime, revenge, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, los angeles, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 3K
The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, betrayal, undercover, mafia, undercover cop, one man army, revenge, paranoia, special agents, fighting crime, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 4K
The Package (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crime lord, crimes, danger, tough heroes, chases and races, organized crime, husband wife relationship, deception, brother brother relationship, hostage, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Skillfully framed by an unknown enemy for the murder of a priest, wanted vigilante MacManus brothers Murphy and Connor must come out of hiding on a sheep farm in Ireland to fight for justice in Boston.
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, murder, revenge, priest, sheep, friendship, crime, criminal heroes, murderous pair, chases and races, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of his girlfriend's daughter from a drug overdose, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) takes on the local drug cartel.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, drug dealing, danger, gang, gory, deadly, fighting crime, tough heroes, chases and races, lone wolves, violence spree ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, investigation, martial arts, murder, chase, revenge, car chase, city life, good versus evil, vengeance, deadly, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, police detective, revenge, on the run, attempted murder, one man army, police raid, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 11K
Crying Freeman (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by the grace of his kill and later falls in ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, microfilm ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, danger, murder, martial arts, artist, police investigation, fight, yakuza, crimes, rivalry, track down ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, usa, shanghai china, china, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti hero, assassination, hitman, fight, unlikely partners, crimes, corrupt law enforcer, danger, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, organized crime, dark hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 45K
Wild Card (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play… and it's all or nothing.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, bodyguard, gangsters, crime, tough heroes, dishonesty, lone wolves, betrayal, violence, greed, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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